Who is not familiar with the sayings from the people's mouth to a beautiful life and make it more pleasant. To this treasure of wisdom, the much-quoted phrase, "beer on wine, let wine on beer, I advise you". It comes often on Friday afternoon when the weekend beckons and it is preparing mentally for the next Party.
The German Kai Hensel is a specialist in Pediatrics and emergency medicine physicians, since last summer he is working at the famous University in the English city of Cambridge. He thought, this wisdom with the luxuries of beer and wine what should be in it. Together with scientists and professors he wanted to carry out for once "in the life of a study that makes just Fun," he explains to "Spiegel online". The study should also comply with the highest scientific standards, and be waterproof.
So did Hensel & co. to work. How is the hangover the best measure? How strong need to get drunk, the participants concerned so that the study provides meaningful results? These were just some of the questions that were included in the concept, and answers had to be. Very important: The study had to be carried out so that no one was to be an alcoholic, or damage to health. Alone, the planning took two years, remembers Hensel. The concept of the study, resistance to any concerns raised by the ethics Commission of the traditional English University.
divided Into three groups
The doctor knew that "almost all of the studies with the long-term effects of alcohol consumption." Short-term effects of alcohol however, little is known. Hensel and his colleagues found nearly a hundred of (healthy) Volunteers, between 19 and 40 years, and showed a mouthful of beer or a glass of wine averse. The researchers made sure that each participant had two counterparts (about the same age and sex, similar Body Mass Index and similar drinking behavior).
The participants were divided into three groups. The group drank at the first Attempt, first beer, then white wine, until they had reached a blood alcohol content of 1.1 parts per thousand. The second night the order of the drinks was changed. The second group drank almost the Same, only that it started on the first evening with wine and on the second beer drank. The so-called control group enjoyed the one night only beer and wine.
The research team also took account of the points that can affect the cat, such as food and sleep. All participants received a standardized meal, only the quantities were adjusted to age and gender. Hensel acknowledges in this connection the services of the kitchen: "We have cooked noodles on some experimental days, twelve pounds." Before going to bed, there was a certain amount of water, the sleep was regulated in terms of hours and room temperature.
A table in the study shows how much alcohol it took for the groups to reach 1.1 per Mille, writes Spiegel.de. On average, the participants had drank only 1.3 liters of beer, and then between 0.6 and 0.7 liters of wine. There was only beer, it would have summed up the amount on 2.6 litres per Person, with wine 1.2-Liter. The subjects were, on average, only 24 years of age, and of handsome stature. This meant that you needed a lot of alcohol to get to 1.1 per thousand. Some would have passed, says Hensel. "But the safety of the subjects had for us, of course, top priority."
The evaluation of the cat
After the alarm, all the test persons had to on the basis of eight different physical symptoms, from fatigue to dizziness to Poorly assess their hangover on a scale of zero to seven. Finally, the researchers compared the results.
And the conclusion of this rather unusual study? It puts an end to the old wisdom. "At least when used in lager beer and white wine, it made no difference, the order in which the participants drank and whether they only stayed for a drink," summarizes spiegel.de the scientific Experiment. Another point: participants who characterized himself as a drunk, or in the evening had passed, felt the next day worse than the other.
The investigation comes in the second point of the circuit, which would be signed by the public: The body shows when it's time, with the cups stop. So any other wisdom would be: sometimes Less is more. (fal)
Created: 08.02.2019, 17:55 PM